Friday, June 29, 2007

Survey reveals Capetonians are positive about 2010

By Chanel September
29 June 2007

A survey revealed that Capetonians are in favour of the reconstruction of Green Point stadium, with 82% of the poor and unemployed supporting it.

Independent market research company TNS Research Surveys, has found that over two-thirds of the residents in the city regard the hosting of the 2010 Soccer World Cup as vital. However, the majority thinks that South Africa will not be ready to host the event.

“These are exciting and gratifying scientific results, and it shows a growing excitement in Cape Town,” says City of Cape Town’s executive director for service delivery integration, Mike Marsden.

This is the first scientific research done since the construction of the stadium began.

According to the survey more affluent and older respondents were the least positive about the stadium, but 50% still said they were in favour of the construction of the multi-purpose stadium.

“This shows that over three-quarters of residents realise the importance of the investments, legacy and benefits that hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup will bring to the economy. This “can do” approach should start building from now", says Marsden.


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